The IV DRIP is a monitor for intravenous dehydration relief in pediatric medicine. It is a completely mechanical device to monitor the volume flow rate from the IV. This product is in prototype phase.
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IV drip is currently in the prototype stage. It was constructed by students at Rice University out of steel, aluminum, and plastic components with machinery found in a standard machine shop.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The designers have not yet selected their user provision model.
Distributions to Date Status
Maximum dose volume monitored
Power supply type
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
The IV DRIP is a completely mechanical device for monitoring flow by regulating volume discharge. The flow is controlled using a system of counterweights which is based upon the design of a mousetrap. This system creates a kink in the IV tubing in order to stop fluid flow. It also ensures that the IV bag remains sterile.
None available. This product is a prototype.
Approximately 10 years if used twice weekly
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
The devices is 97.5% accurate, in sever cases this may not be accurate enough.
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Academic Research and References
There is no academic research at this time. The full design report can be found here.
Compliance with regulations